Support for your studies

The University of Nottingham provides a range of services to support your studies. Please explore these pages to find out more about how we can help you.

The University of Nottingham is committed to equality of opportunity for all its students; it is also mindful of its requirement to comply  with legislation affecting access to Higher Education specifically the Disability Discrimination Act and more recently the Equality Act 2010. The University will arrange for assessment of the requirements of its disabled students and make recommendation for suitable equipment and services. Liaison is undertaken with potential funding sources for the equipment and services required.  The University does not discriminate according to whether  a student has Disabled Students Allowance or not.

Academic Support

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Academic Support provides general study support for all students, and specialist academic support for students with dyslexia, dyspraxia and other Specific Learning Difficulties. For further information please visit the Academic Support pages.

Disability Support

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Disability support co-ordinates support and access arrangements for disabled students and those with long term medical conditions. For further information please visit the Disability Support pages.


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The ACCESS Centre carries out Needs Assessments for students who have applied for the Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA). You do not have to be a University of Nottingham student to access this service. For further information please visit the ACCESS Centre page.


Accessible Transport- Minibus

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The minibus service exists primarily to enable students with permanent or long-term disabilities, who are unable to use other forms of transport provided by the University (eg hopper bus), to attend their academic activities. For further information please visit the Accessible Transport page.

Practical Academic Support

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PASW provides students with access to Support Workers. These are trained graduates who work as note takers, mentors, scribes, transcribers, readers and library browsers for disabled students, including those with dyslexia or dyspraxia. For further information about the service, or to find out how to become a Support Worker, please visit the Practical Academic Support Work page.

Guidance on Funding for Disabled Students      

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Information on the various types of funding available to disabled students. This includes useful links and guidance on DSAs, funds administered through the University, support provided by Social Services, the Snowdon Award Scheme, BAHSHE, Motability and the Access to Work Scheme. For further information please visit the Funding for Disabled Students page.